‘Neighborly’ bringing meals, company to isolated elderly in Tampa Bay during coronavirus outbreak

Something Good

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – Neighborly – a Meals on Wheels affiliate – is providing meals, transportation and companionship to older adults in Pinellas County amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Neighborly delivers nearly 1,000 meals to fragile, homebound seniors in Pinellas within two hours. It’s made possible with the help of nearly 600 volunteers. Participants get a hot meal each day approved by a licensed dietician who ensures the meals are suitable for those with high blood pressure and heart disease.

And during a time like the coronavirus outbreak, it’s more important than ever for older adults to have companionship.

Neighborly has adult daycare for seniors who may have physical, mental or cognitive limitations or just for those who can’t be home alone.

With a fleet of 29 vehicles, Neighborly is also able to provide safe and reliable transportation throughout Pinellas Co.

Volunteers are the lifeline of Neighborly. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers deliver meals and help at the adult daycare centers. The total value of volunteer hours last year was $963,823.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Neighborly.

As we navigate this difficult and unprecedented time together, we are looking to bring you positive news and acts of kindness. Send us “Something Good” to online@wfla.com

LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

Tampa Bay restaurants adjust to “survive” during coronavirus pandemic

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampa Bay restaurants adjust to “survive” during coronavirus pandemic"

Coronavirus; More than 5,000 classes at USF transition to online

Thumbnail for the video titled "Coronavirus; More than 5,000 classes at USF transition to online"

Let's boogie! Local dance studio offers FREE virtual lessons during coronavirus

Thumbnail for the video titled "Let's boogie! Local dance studio offers FREE virtual lessons during coronavirus"

Tuesday Midday Weather Update

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tuesday Midday Weather Update"

Attorneys call arrest of Tampa megachurch pastor after packed Sunday services "unconstitutional"

Thumbnail for the video titled "Attorneys call arrest of Tampa megachurch pastor after packed Sunday services "unconstitutional""

St. Petersburg parks open, for now

Thumbnail for the video titled "St. Petersburg parks open, for now"

Tampa Bay area workers continue to be unable to file for unemployment benefits through state

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampa Bay area workers continue to be unable to file for unemployment benefits through state"

Sarasota County reports cases of COVID-19 at senior care facilities

Thumbnail for the video titled "Sarasota County reports cases of COVID-19 at senior care facilities"

Why are Floridians waiting up to 11 days for COVID-19 test results?

Thumbnail for the video titled "Why are Floridians waiting up to 11 days for COVID-19 test results?"
More Local News

Coronavirus Need-to-Know Info

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss